Quotations About / On:
A country depends on the heart of men: it is minuscule if the heart is small, and immense if the heart is great.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 11, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
He hath a heart as sound as a bell and his tongue is the clapper, for what his heart thinks, his tongue speaks.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don Pedro, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 3, sc. 2, l. 12-14.
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
(Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Indian Journals, entry for September 6, 1962 (1970).
Written in Calcutta.)
The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
(Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929), U.S. sociologist. Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 5 (1902).)
An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Larry Doyle, in John Bull's Other Island, act 1.)
Cruel impulses stir all about my kindly heart.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
I haven't the heart to poke poor Billy.
(Harry Graham (1874-1936), poet ("COL. D. STREAMER"). Some Ruthless Rhymes (l. 7-8). . .
Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.)
To win hearts, smile kindly on people's weaknesses.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
He's cold as a witch's heart.
(Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to a fellow officer, 1960.
Based on a true story. Based on a book by C.S. Forrester.)
Injuries come only from the heart.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 3, ch. 10, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)